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Forum topic by Splinters posted 03-26-2010 07:41 PM 2496 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Splinters

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03-26-2010 07:41 PM

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Old Fart Pride I’m passing this on, as I did not want to be the only old fart receiving it.
Actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called, as you will see. Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Old Farts remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They actually know the words! Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal , Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam . If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Farts trust strangers and are courtly to women.
Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection. Old Farts seldom brag unless it’s about their children or grandchildren. This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic and sense of responsibility. We need them now more than ever.

Pass this on to all the Old Farts you know. I was taught to respect my elders. It’s just getting harder to find them.
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-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040


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ClayandNancy

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#1 posted 03-26-2010 07:54 PM

Proud to be an American Old Fart!!!

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 08:10 PM

Amen

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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PawPawTex

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#3 posted 03-26-2010 08:39 PM

Well said. I’m proud to be one myself! Wish the young’uns would take notice and copy us now and then. LOL

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 03-26-2010 08:49 PM

What everybody else said…....with that being said, did I say that? With what was said in the opening statement, that said it all….............. enough said…............

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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sawblade1

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#5 posted 03-26-2010 09:30 PM

Amen even though I am 29 years of age I was taught the same principals as you described however now we have a generation who does the exact opposite, as a matter of fact they make it worse why? I feel that by not having any discipline in the home, shop classes in the schools, by having the t.v. babysit the kids, no physical activities or social interaction, by having cell phones, I pods, or other electronic items we did not even have 10 years ago we have failed at training our youth up the right way :( We need to go back to what worked 30+ years ago and try to change this nation, as a woodworker I try to show a younger generation a somewhat lost craft that teaches you that you have only boundaries you set :) Good work ethics and good manners always pay off in the long run.

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#6 posted 03-26-2010 10:08 PM

All of the above + we Old Farts are experts when it comes to 20th century history, hell we lived through more than half of it ;-)
p.s. Remember…old age is NOT for sissies!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#7 posted 03-26-2010 10:13 PM

Young Fart, Like old just get better with age!!

Myself I’m a Fart 40+, Not young or Old !! :)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Dave Owen

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#8 posted 03-26-2010 10:19 PM

Too true!

-- Dave O.

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woodpeckerbill

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#9 posted 03-26-2010 10:51 PM

Yep. like being the old fart in this family, and in my community.
Bill

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#10 posted 03-26-2010 11:37 PM

Amen to that I must be a old fart then. Most people say those things about me. Even though I’m only 51.. I do feel older most of the time. The only thing that hasn’t happened to me yet, is do you get the senior citizen discount?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 03-26-2010 11:53 PM

My front patio walk was poured by old farts, for old farts to rest their old farts backsides, drinking tea and talking about old fart things.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#12 posted 03-27-2010 01:21 AM

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-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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canadianchips

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#13 posted 03-27-2010 02:17 AM

Guess that makes me one. Understood every word you said.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Bobby

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#14 posted 03-27-2010 02:41 AM

Yep… I guess I can consider myself one too… even though I’m only 54.

I think it’s a shame how the newer generation have turned out. There’s not very much respect for anything or anyone. But then again, how can you expect them to repect others when they really don’t have any respect for themselves?

—Bobby

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#15 posted 03-27-2010 02:48 AM

Middle age `fart`here!

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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